Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Kyle Nelson

Title/s:  Accompanist



Kyle Nelson has been a professional dance accompanist since 1986. Dance companies he has played for include Hubbard Street Dance Company, Joffrey Ballet, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Milwaukee Ballet, Minnesota Dance Theatre, and Zenon Dance Company.

Dance educators Kyle has played for include Lou Conte Dance Studio, Northwestern University dance program, The Dance Institute (official school of the Minnesota Dance Theatre), Ballet Arts Minnesota, Minnesota Center for Arts Education, the University of Minnesota dance program, and the Macalester College dance program.

Along with his dance accompanying background, he has over 30 years experience as a musical theatre music director and voice teacher. Besides his current duties as accompanist at Loyola, Kyle is currently an accompanist for the Joffrey Academy of Dance (official school of the Joffrey Ballet) and Chicago Ballet Arts as well as annually returning as a guest accompanist for the Next Generation Ballet Summer Intensive in Tampa, FL.